Hey guys! I hope everyone that celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday had an awesome one. As I mentioned on Tuesday, I had a great giveaway (and cookies) in the works for Small Business Saturday. SBS became a thing a few years back as an alternative to the madness of Black Friday (which has apparently turned into Black Thursday this year — honestly, WHAT?), and encourages everyone to shop small and/or locally. If ever there was an admirable shopping holiday, it’s this one. And I am so excited to be featuring a giveaway this weekend from one of my favorite shops: Season with Spice!
So I know Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and pretty much all we can think about is what we forgot to get from the store. (I forgot chestnuts. Ugh.)
But look on the bright side: If, like me, you have to brave the madness that is last-minute Thanksgiving shopping, you can at least grab all the ingredients to make this coffee cake too. I know it might not really have a place amidst all the pies, but it deserves a place somewhere, because it’s ridiculously delicious. Whip it up on Friday morning so your family doesn’t eat turkey sandwiches for breakfast. Or file it away for a quieter occasion, when you can eat half of it with no relatives around to judge you. Just promise me that, at some point in time, you will make and eat this. Please.
So OK, can we just take a minute to bask in the awesomeness that is several hundred meticulously arranged sweet potato slices, baked until tender all the way through, except for the delightfully crispy tops?
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There are too many words in this post title. I’ve made peace with that fact. (It’s just that THEY’RE ALL IMPORTANT, you know? [P.S. I compromised and left "cilantro" out of the title. But that's in there too, guys. And it's important. I also pan-fried the gnocchi, but I think the photos say that clearly enough. Plus you regular readers know I ALWAYS pan-fry my gnocchi and ravioli, so that's probably just assumed at this point. Do you like it when parenthetical text makes up most of a paragraph? I do. It's kind of like the sidebar of the blog world.])
Hi guys! Just popping in real quick to mention a few exciting RP-related things happening elsewhere this week. First off, I have a guest post up over at A Cup of Jo! I made one of my favorite bachelorette dinners for Joanna’s Eating Dinner Alone series. It’s roasted mushrooms with copious amounts of butter and garlic (best soaked up with half a baguette, obv).
Second, I am so flattered to be featured in Shelly’s Currently Lusting series this week! Shelly is one of my favorite food gals, and her blog Vegetarian Ventures is gorgeous and delicious — I was super psyched to know that the feeling is mutual! (P.S. I think being Blogger I Would Most Like To Get A Drink With could be my new favorite compliment.) ;)
And third, totally delighted to be Food & Wine’s Instagram Follow of the Week! (Um, do you guys remember when I didn’t even HAVE Instagram [that was like six months ago] and I totally felt like a “how-do-I-work-this-darned-technology?” old lady when I started using it? Hurray for progress!)